You’re back at school and the temptation to party is everywhere. Once upon a time, I was also a fan of the 25 cent draft night and bring your own beer mug specials. And you know, it’s always a good time until you wake up the next morning and catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. If you’re looking for a beauty quick-fix that won’t break the bank, here are my suggestions.
For Redness: Visine, $7.99
It does take the red out — of everything. Visine works on eyes AND zits. If you wake up hungover and discover a new breakout, just use a little to decrease the redness of the surrounding tissue. You’ll still need to use some foundation or cover-up, but it will be a lot less noticeable.
For Puffy Eyes: Preparation H, $11.99
Gross, but every model I ever met swears by this. If your undereyes are swollen, dot on a little Prep H and it will immediately got to work shrinking the tissue and constricting the blood vessels.
For Dry Skin: Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer, $8.49
You pass out line-free and wake up with a few wrinkles. What gives? Alcohol dehydrates the body, so the mositure in your skin is sucked out, causing lines and wrinkles to appear more prominent. At your age, this effect isn’t permanent. Just take off your makeup as soon as you get home and slather on a good mositurizer. This should combat any temporary aging effects and ensure you look your best even if you DO feel like crap.
For Stinky Bar Hair: Snuggle Exhilarations Dryer Sheets, $7.29
You’re not a smoker, but your hair reeks like you inhaled a whole pack. Smoky bars or outdoor bonfires can leave your hair smelling less than fresh. If you’re a serial hair straightner like me, you know what a pain in the butt it is to wash your hair right after you spent half of your evening getting it pin straight. Skip the expensive hair products and just use a dryer sheet. All you need to do is section off your hair and run it through one to get a fresh scent that’s totally tobacco-free.